Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from University Erlangen-Nurnberg, "However, the analogue for splitting circularly polarized light has yet to be demonstrated due to a lack of natural materials with sufficient circular birefringence. Here, we present a nano-engineered photonic-crystal chiral beam-splitter that fulfils this task."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It consists of a prism featuring a nanoscale chiral gyroid network(4-10) and can separate left- and right-handed circularly polarized light in the wavelength region around 1.615 mu m. The structure is fabricated using a galvo-dithered direct laser writing method and could become a useful component for developing integrated photonic circuits that provide a new form of polarization control."
For more information on this research see: Miniature chiral beamsplitter based on gyroid photonic crystals. Nature Photonics, 2013;7(10):801-805. Nature Photonics can be contacted at:
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